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  • Short Summary

    General views of London, concentrating on River Thames and dockside area.

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    London Stock Shots. Date unknown but probably 1950s or early 1960s.

    View of ships in docks. Shot looking down at mud flats of River Thames with small waves lapping the shore and bits of driftwood lying about. Shots of buildings - church or abbey and unidentified building (could be another church - unusual design) with people sitting on benches in the grounds. Large ship on river taken from on board another ship (Kenia?). Top shot from east end of River Thames, looking up towards St Paul's Cathedral and Monument. Pan left to show River Thames, bridges in distance, tugs on the river and South Bank. and other buildings. Workmen walking towards camera while goods train approaches and moves past camera - could be dockside railway.

    View of blank sky; tilt down to show the Tower of London with trees in foreground. Men sitting on tugs beside huge ships in dock. Timber (?) is loaded aboard. Top shot of tug pulling barges along Thames. High angle views of Tower of London. More barges on River.

    Interior high angle shots of House of Commons - empty. C/U of a pile of dead fish (not related to previous shot!). Men at work in Billingsgate fish market. Fish in boxes full of ice. Shots of very light traffic on London road - looks like Cromwell Road. View from Embankment of pleasure boats on River Thames outside County Hall. More of Billingsgate - men picking up huge crabs and running their hands through crates of eels (alive - yuk!). More fish in boxes - one has 'Robert Main Junr - Aberdeen' on the side.

    Horse drawn carriages come past Victoria Memorial and in through gates of Buckingham Palace in the rain. The same coaches on The Mall. Low angle shot of prison building (?). Low angle M/S of neon sign 'Apollo' on side of theatre at night. General street scene at night showing traffic and pedestrians trying to cross.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950 - 1962
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:19:00 / 02:03:24:00

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